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First-half report

15 July 2013

Dutch delight for Latics

Dutchman Sidney Schmeltz opened the scoring as Latics built a hard-earned 2-0 half-time lead in their pre-season friendly at non-league Curzon Ashton.

An own goal from Connor Hampson doubled Latics' lead in an evenly-contested opening period.

Latics opened the scoring in the 12th minute after centre-back James Tarkowski made a brilliant break down the left wing.

Tarkowski cut into the box and squared a pass for Schmeltz (pictured) to sweep high into an empty net.

They doubled their lead in the 37th minute when a right-wing cross from James Dayton was turned past his own keeper by Hampson who was pressurised by Charlie MacDonald.

Latiics almost added a third goal just before the break when Korey Smith struck an upright and Tarkowski's follow-up shot crashed against the crossbar.

Half-time: Curzon Ashton 0, Latics 2.

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